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The University of New Hampshire's Scholarship Redux Conference invited a reexamination of an earlier work of IP scholarship to address what has happened in the area since the time of its original publication. As my contribution to the Conference, I revisited my 1997 article that discussed the consequences of the increasing sophistication of artificial intelligence ("AI") on the production of new copyrightable or patentable works as well as the follow-up article I published in 2004 that focused expressly on copyright law. The primary call of the conference was to discuss the "legal predictions [that were] right -- or wrong!" In line with the call, this essay will present both the wins and losses from my earlier scholarship and will then suggest where future research is needed.


This article was originally published in IDEA, the Law Review of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, in 2018.